Calculation of the Date of Pascha

The Following procedure gives the Old Calendar date for Pascha in any year:

  1. Divide the year by 4. Discard the whole number quotient. The
  2. remainder = a.
  3. Divide the year by 7. Discard the quotient. The remainder = b.
  4. Divide the year by 19. Discard the quotient. The remainder = c.
  5. Compute (19c +15) / 30. Discard the quotient. The remainder =
  6. d.
  7. Compute (2a + 4b - d +34) / 7. Discard the quotient. The
  8. remainder = e.
  9. Compute (d + e + 114) / 31. The quotient = f. The remainder =
  10. g.

  11. "f" is the month in which Pascha occurs (3 = March; 4 = April)

  12. "g+1" is the day of the month.





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